Hello everyone. Happy Sunday! Since it’s Sunday, I’m blogging about my Year of Projects updates. YoP is a Ravelry group of bloggers who plan their projects for the year and then blog about them. You can find my plans here.
This week, I thought I’d chat a little bit about how my first YoP is going overall, now that we’re just over a quarter of the way through. When I came up with my plan, I definitely said that I would work on other things came up as I felt moved. And since this started in July, a good chunk of what I worked on wasn’t technically “on the list,” especially in August when I spent most of my time working on the Sun and Solace test knit. And last weekend, when I started two new projects that aren’t on the list. And also a lot of October’s knitting will be set up with the Slipstravaganza MKAL. But that’s ok! I’ve also made some progress on the planned items, like finishing a pair of socks from old stash, getting a few blanket squares done in August, sewing face masks, and finishing the Ranch Coat! So overall, I think my idea that YoP projects is a prioritization but not the only thing has been working well and I’ll keep on keeping on.
The next big project is technically on the list, so that’s good! One of the things I wanted to do was work from some sweater stashes. I have 15 skeins of Knit Picks City Tweed DK in the color “Blue Blood”, that I had originally pegged for an Amy Herzog pattern (Sheffield) on my YOP list. But after seeing the latest test knit call from the Sweater Collective, I knew I had to try and apply and that I would use that if I got selected. And I did get selected so here we are!
The pattern is called the Plush Sweater and you can see a picture of it on the Sweater Collective instagram here. The brioche! The squish! The pattern has a really cool construction too, to make those sideways brioche stripes. So far I’m making good progress on one of the back sides. I am really loving it so far. It’s very squishy, I love brioche but this is my first time doing one color brioche. I’m actually glad I learned two color first, in 2 color it’s a bit easier to tell what’s going on. The color is a little more maroon that it appears in the pics below, the one on the left is a little more true.
Have a good week everyone!